Nasdaq Center for Board Excellence

    Nasdaq Center for Board Excellence

    Discover continuous learner resources, broaden your connections, and advance board excellence

    Access best practices and thought leadership on the latest corporate governance themes. We engage and facilitate idea exchange around current and future trends and challenges.

    Driving Action & Accountability in the Boardroom

    Amid the New Era of Corporate Governance

    Boards are operating in an environment of heightened risk, evolving regulation, and amplified expectations, leading to increasing pressure on directors to be informed, prepared, and proactive. The expectation for robust, experienced diversity of thought is driving a new definition of director effectiveness.

    Additionally, it is important for boards to oversee the executive management team and take an integrated, data-driven, and dynamic approach to corporate governance—all within an evolving regulatory landscape.

    With a blend of external forces and internal opportunities on the horizon, boards can prepare through deepened awareness across five key areas:

    • Know the Strategy and the Strategist
    • Regulation on the Rise
    • Geopolitical Risk
    • Cyber Risk, Data, and Technology
    • The “S” in ESG

    Boards are operating in an environment of heightened risk, evolving regulation, and amplified expectations, leading to increasing pressure on directors to be informed, prepared, and proactive. The expectation for robust, experienced diversity of thought is driving a new definition of director effectiveness.

    Additionally, it is important for boards to oversee the executive management team and take an integrated, data-driven, and dynamic approach to corporate governance—all within an evolving regulatory landscape.

    With a blend of external forces and internal opportunities on the horizon, boards can prepare through deepened awareness across five key areas:

    • Know the Strategy and the Strategist
    • Regulation on the Rise
    • Geopolitical Risk
    • Cyber Risk, Data, and Technology
    • The “S” in ESG
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    DISCOVER LATEST RESOURCES

    Get up-to-date perspectives on the latest governance trends

    Driving Excellence

    We’re joined by today’s leaders who are reimagining solutions to problems, influencing business, and taking action around key corporate governance topics—and find out what they believe is key to driving excellence.

    Board Best Practices

    Reimagine your boardroom.

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    Preparing for the 2023 Proxy Season Amid New Pay Versus Performance Requirements

    The 2023 proxy season is becoming one of the most anticipated in recent years after the SEC officially adopted the Pay Versus Performance rules.

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    The New Era of Corporate Governance

    Corporate governance has entered a new era. Legislative actions—and more specifically, the rules governing disclosures required by the laws—have applied greater accountability to boards and heightened investor expectations for board performance, composition, and corporate governance more broadly.

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    Boardroom of the Future: 5 Predictions for the Coming Decade

    In 2032, the boardroom should be different than it is today. Based on observations and work with boards, there are five fundamental changes in the coming decade.

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    The Future of Board-Shareholder Engagement

    Against a backdrop of rising geopolitical and economic risks, proxy votes in 2022 provide important clues for board-shareholder relations in 2023. What can we learn by looking back at the 2022 proxy season?

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    The Changing Leadership Styles of Supply Chain Executives

    Over the past five years, Heidrick & Struggles has tracked a marked change in the leadership styles most often used by supply chain executives. Find out how shock of COVID-19 appears to have accelerated some shifts in how these executives lead.

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    Stakeholder Capitalism Creates Shareholder Value: A Closer Look at How Corporate Governance Is Changing

    Over the past two years, boards faced an extraordinary convergence of events that brought in their wake a more inclusive, stakeholder-centric perspective to creating shareholder value. Download the whitepaper for a closer look at how corporate governance is changing.

    Marketplace Services

    Forward-Looking Boards & Succession Planning

    Succession planning is imperative for a company’s continuity and sustainability. Leaders from Nasdaq and Stanton Chase share their insights and advice about succession planning exercises, strategies, considerations, and more.

    ESG & Sustainability

    Learn how market leaders turn ESG risks and challenges into opportunities.

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    Supply Chain Challenges and New Perspectives on Resilience: Elevating the 'S' in ESG

    As businesses continue to grapple with a dynamic global landscape, Nasdaq and Sephora leaders discuss how a clear and innovative corporate culture can help build supply chain resilience.

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    The Increasing Demand for ESG and Climate Literacy

    In this Nasdaq Spotlight episode, Helle Bank Jørgensen, CEO & Founder of Competent Boards and Nasdaq Center for Board Excellence Insights Council Member, discusses the demand for ESG and climate education and offers advice for those getting introduced to corporate governance.

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    Crafting the ‘G’ in ESG: Accountability in the Boardroom

    With corporate sustainability on the rise, investors and stakeholders are increasingly looking at ESG initiatives from companies across the globe. Recent developments, including the signing of The Inflation Reduction Act, suggests the need for boards and leaders to remain educated on evolving sustainability perspectives as well as tools and strategies to meet new expectations.

    Sustainability in Food-Waste Reduction Biotechnology: A Critical Review

    Aidan Mouat’s critical review applies the principles of the circular economy to the broader context of biotechnology innovations for food-waste reduction. The evaluation of sustainability and relationship to the food-waste management hierarchy are discussed with relevance to recent innovations in biotransformation of food waste and food-waste prevention.

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    Nasdaq Quarterly ESG Report: Preparing for an Uncertain Future

    As companies prepare remarks for the Q2 2022 earnings season, our latest trends and insights report summarizes our findings into five key ESG topics.

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    Could the CHRO Be the New ‘It’ Role for the Boardroom?

    In a world of growing competition and technology advancements, people have come to the forefront as a critical asset and an authentic competitive advantage. It is a critical time for CHROs to have a seat at the board table.

    Navigating ESG in a Volatile World

    Navigating ESG in a Volatile World

    International governance, board leadership, and public policy specialists engage in discussion about the board’s role in navigating ESG in times of volatility, maintaining focus on sustainability, and the evolving impact on good governance.

    Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

    Influence shaping a destination future talent wants to go.

    Best Practices for Welcoming Diverse Board Members

    Based on insights from CEOs and board members at Zoom and Sonos, the ‘Diversity, Equity & Inclusion’ Insights Council share best practices for finding and welcoming first-time board members with diverse backgrounds.

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    Boards Need More Women: Here’s How to Get There

    A diverse set of skills, knowledge and perspectives in the boardroom can make a board stronger. PwC leaders share strategies and insights to increase women’s representation at the board level and support women’s career growth.

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    Why Companies Have a Responsibility to Advance Equity

    Starbucks Global Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer Dennis Brockman joins Jill Malandrino on TradeTalks for an update the company’s inclusion and diversity strategy and to discuss why companies have a responsibility to advance equity.

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    DE&I and Boards: Building a Diverse Network

    Boards that are intentional and strategic about their refreshment processes and succession planning, that go beyond their traditional networks to establish a diverse pipeline of potential directors, will be better able to represent their stakeholders, customers, employees, and communities—and be best positioned to help their organizations compete in the global market.

    Risk & Cyber Oversight

    Balance digital transformation with proper risk oversight.

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    The Role of the Board in Preparing for Extraordinary Risk

    For the survival of businesses in a rapidly changing risk landscape, the rule of adaptability has never been more crucial than right now. Read insights from RANE and Nasdaq’s in-depth virtual summit around these pressing topics with some of the world’s experts in the field.

    5 Steps for the Boardroom Community to Address Heightened Privacy and Cyber Risk Oversight

    Data security and risk experts offer further insights on emerging cybersecurity regulations and expectations, sharing five steps for boards and executives to keep in mind when addressing cyber and data concerns and initiatives in the boardroom.

    Resilience Requires a Modern Path to Board-Level Cyber, Privacy and Data Risk Governance

    Privacy and cybersecurity has evolved beyond IT and legal compliance into benchmarks affecting market caps and shareholder values. Data security and risk experts share insights for boards to consider when addressing growing expectations from investors and government agencies.

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    Data Privacy: A Business Imperative for Boards & Leaders That May Contribute to Market Recovery

    Although out of mainstream investors’ spotlight, data privacy has moved our markets. Dominique Shelton Leipzig, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Partner at Mayer Brown, shares why boards should make data privacy a focus—especially with it already being evaluated by proxy advisory companies.

    Creating Cyber-Certainty in an Uncertain World

    To respond to cyber threats effectively, boards need the right level of insights and analytics to “contextualize” them and make informed decisions around risk transfer, acceptance and management.

    Managing Volatility and Cyber Preparedness in Times of Turmoil

    As the world continues to grapple times of turmoil, corporate leaders are shoring up their strategy and risk management practices. Nasdaq leaders share insights about managing market volatility, ensuring cyber risk preparedness, and navigating ESG.

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    Boards Taking Steps to Improve Oversight of Cyber Risk But Gaps Remain

    In order to better understand how prepared boards are to provide proper cyber risk oversight, RANE and Nasdaq conducted a survey. Survey findings suggest that boards and executive team members are taking proactive steps to mitigate cybersecurity risks. Plus, directors identified additional cyber risk training methods that would be beneficial.

    NASDAQ CENTER FOR BOARD EXCELLENCE INSIGHTS COUNCIL

    About the Insights Council

    The Insights Council contributes to shaping the strategic direction of the Nasdaq Center for Board Excellence by identifying and addressing matters of significance related to boardroom governance. 

    This includes consistent collaboration to generate meaningful thought leadership, promote community, and participate in idea exchange.

    Meet the Insights Council

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